Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summertime Blues

Summertime Blues

designed by Feathers in the Nest
copyright 2012

Red, white and blue is all around us as we get ready for Independence Day next week!

There are so many blue colors in overdyed threads we have to choose from! I thought how cool it would be to scramble a few of those threads just as in the olden days when the same color consistently was not stitched, but whatever was available at the time, lending to a very simple sampler with interesting effects with color.

The Butterfly bushes are in full bloom right now here but this year I haven't seen near as many.
I saw a few the other day and always pretty as can be, but an unusual color mixture.
If you are a butterfly lover like myself, this motif and blue shadey verse might brighten your day..........................especially if you love the color blue and give you something to stitch to add to your Summertime ornie basket. I'm thinking of stitching this one up 1 over 1 on 36 count and putting in a tiny navy blue wood frame I got at a local thrift store.

Variated threads suggested are:

Gentle Art

Presidential Blue
Morning Glory
DMC Black
DMC 645 Grey

And yes, the song Summertime Blues is playing through my mind tonight for some reason....:)

Color Me Happy,



  1. Great little freebie, Jennifer. Have a wonderful 4th.

  2. Very sweet, Jennifer ~ thank you!

  3. You've come up with another lovely little design. Thanks for sharing it!

  4. Thank you for the very pretty freebie Jennifer.
    Happy 4th to you, and a pat-pat for little Abbie. :)

  5. Thank you for the lovely freebie. It is beautiful.

    We've had a lot of butterflies up here in Southern Ontario this year. It seemed like, for a while, that there was a pretty orange monarch everywhere you looked.

  6. Hi Jennifer...well thank you so much...such a kind lady you are.

  7. Thank you for this free pattern!

  8. It's lovely. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Pretty little freebie! I really like this one. :-)

    Keep up the good work!

  10. Thanks Jennifer for sharing this
    lovely freebie. You got the butterfly just right - such talent!
    Wishing you well...

  11. Thank you, Jennifer!! Another gorgeous pattern that is on my to-do list. :) Love all the work you're doing on your porch!

    Happy 4th to you and yours.

    Blessings - Julie


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